Moscow: Russian and Syrian special army have liberated a second commander of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey and he is now during a Russian atmosphere bottom in Syria, a counterclaim apportion pronounced Wednesday.
“The operation finished successfully. The second commander has been brought to a base. He is alive and well,” Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
“I would like to appreciate all a guys who worked during good risk all night and finished this pursuit during around 3:40 am (00:40 GMT),” Shoigu pronounced in televised comments.
President Vladimir Putin after reliable a second commander was “saved” and “he and a other participants.. including in a rescue operation will be awarded state honours”.
The plane’s other commander who died as he was dismissed during from a belligerent will posthumously be given Russia’s top endowment for valour, a Hero of Russia medal, Putin said.
Shoigu also pronounced that Russia is promulgation a many hi-tech atmosphere counterclaim complement to a atmosphere bottom in Syria to assistance accelerate a firepower over a war-torn nation after a downing of a jet.
“The S-400 anti-aircraft barb complement will be deployed to a Hmeimim airbase,” Shoigu was quoted as observant by Russian news agencies.
Putin on Wednesday corroborated a recommendation from a unfamiliar method for Russians not to revisit Turkey.
“After such comfortless events like a drop of a craft and a genocide of a pilot, this is a required measure,” Putin pronounced in televised comments.